Brage

ROSA
GASCOYNY ITINERARY
TOULOUSE TO AGEN

 

Sunday, Day 1 TOULOUSE TO MONTAUBAN

Guests are met by the captain at 4.00pm at a designated hotel in Toulouse and transferred by air-conditioned minibus to Rosa, moored in the Port of Montauban.  Following a Champagne Welcome, there is time for a tour of this beautiful old town set on the banks of the River Tarn, before returning for your first dinner aboard.

Monday, Day 2 MONTAUBAN TO MONTECH

This morning Rosa meanders up the flight of ten locks on the beautiful, recently restored branch canal skirting the Forest of Agre and moors in the heart of the little town of Montech.  In the afternoon we head into the Côtes du Frontonnais wine region in the minibus, for a tasting of the outstanding cuvee ‘Optimum’ at the renowned Chateau Bellevue la Foret.  Return to the barge and try your hand at a game of Boules on the quay this evening before dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 MONTECH TO CASTELSARRASIN

We awake to the bustle of the weekly market in the cosy centre of Montech and after accompanying the barge’s chef around the stalls in the half-timbered streets, we negotiate the remarkable inclined Water Plane. This amazing feat of engineering by-passes five locks and lowers the barge 43 feet all in one go! Later, we arrive in Castelsarrasin and after a short drive to the Ferme des Jauberts at Angeville we can tour and taste the foie gras of Eric Couderc with some fine local Armagnac. Dinner on board

Wednesday, Day 4 CASTELSARRASIN TO MOISSAC
After breakfast, we cross the River Tarn via a 1000 foot long aqueduct to descend towards Moissac through a staircase of delightful locks and moor for lunch on the River Tarn below the old watermill. Then we may cruise downstream to St. Nicolas de la Grave for an afternoon’s swimming or canoeing, or alternatively, we can visit Moissac's 7th century Abbey with its wonderfully preserved cloisters and chapel.  This evening we stroll ashore, to savour regional specialties at the acclaimed restaurant ‘Le Pont Napoleon’, where celebrated TV chef Rick Stein once cooked Tarn-caught pike for the BBC TV series portraying his cruise aboard Rosa

Thursday, Day 5 MOISSAC TO VALENCE D'AGEN
Today the Rosa rises up from the Tarn and turns West on the brick-lined canal through Moissac. After negotiating the swing bridge, we cruise between the placidly flowing waters of the Garonne and the foothills of the Quercy massif, before mooring at Pommevic.  After lunch we drive to Auvillar, a 15th century village famous for its pottery and perched high on the side of a gorge above the River Garonne.   Return to Rosa and cruise to Valence d'Agen and a tour of this old "Bastide" town with its Palladian canal side public wash-house and arcaded market place.  Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 VALENCE D'AGEN TO SERIGNAC TO AGEN
A morning cruise through the bucolic countryside to Lamagistère.  From here we can travel the ten minutes by cycle or minibus to Donzac and its Conservatoire of traditional trades, where we step back in time to see the extensive exhibition of rural life, before returning to Rosa for a leisurely cruise to the historic town of Agen.  After lunch, we visit Chateau du Frandat for private tastings of their esteemed Armagnac and Floc du Gascogne and Buzet wines in delightful surroundings. Captains Farewell Dinner on board

Saturday, Day 7 AGEN
After breakfast, guests disembark the barge and transfer to Toulouse for approximately 11am.

NOTE: On alternate weeks, cruise will be in reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

 

2017 Rates

Rosa
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 34400
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 30100
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 35800
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 31300
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 37200
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 32500
Single supplement Regular 1850
Single supplement Value 1650
Stateroom per person Regular 4950
Stateroom per person Value 4350

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Apr 16, 23 Value Gascony
Apr 30; May 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Gascony
June 04, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16 Regular Gascony
Jul 30; Aug 02, 09, 16 Value Gascony/Bordeaux
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17 Regular Gascony
July 23 Value Gascony
Oct 08, 15, 22 Value Gascony/Bordeaux
Aug 27; Sep 03, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1 Regular Gascony/Bordeaux

2018 Rates

Rosa
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Value 4390
Single supplement Value 1650
Stateroom per person Regular 4990
Single supplement Regular 1850
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 30400
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 34700
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 31600
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 36100
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 32800
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 37500

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Oct 7, 14, 21 Value Gascony/Bordeaux
Jul 31; Aug 7, 14, 21 Regular Gascony/Bordeaux
Apr 15, 22 Value Gascony
Apr 29 May 6, 13, 20, 27 Jun 3, 10, 17,24 Jul 1, 8, 15 Regular Gascony
Aug 29; Sep 5, 12, 19 18, 25; Oct 2 Value Gascony/Bordeaux

Meeting Point:

Toulous - Hotel Pullman Toulouse Centre - Sunday 4 p.m.

 

-Individual Bookings: Child 12 to 17 years traveling with an adult $300 reduction
Charter bookings: Child reduction of $300 applicable for all children aged 0-17 years.

-All cruises require a minimum of 2 passengers to guarantee departures.

-Golf Cruises: are available for charter groups at a supplement of $300 per person. Please contact us for itinerary.

-Family Cruises are available for charter groups.  Please contact us for itinerary.  No supplement applies.


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